IITKGP Innovates Real-time Visual Technology for Safer Transport during Rain

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Researchers from the Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Communications at IIT Kharagpur, have developed a visual technology for removal of effects of rain from videos in real-time and display it on the windscreen of vehicles to increase the clarity of the view. 

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Accidents due to low visibility during heavy rain are a major concern all over the world. With smart cities and advanced transportation, this cannot persist and a technological solution was much awaited. Also, the solution needed to give real-time visual output with least errors as there is considerable risk involved in case any deviation in the imaging. 

The technology, Real-time Rain Removal from Videos is a proprietary algorithm which has a big advantage for Driver Assistance Systems (DAS) that uses video information to impart traffic related information. It will also increase the